[Python-Dev] Why can't I encode/decode base64 without importing a module?
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Apr 24 04:45:43 CEST 2013
Terry Jan Reedy writes:
> .transform should be explicit and always take two args, no implicit
> defaults, the 'from form' and the 'to' form. They can labelled by
> position in the natural order (from, to)
Not natural to escaped-from-C programmers, though. I hesitate to say
"make it keywords-only", but using keywords should be *strongly*
> str.transform would always be unicode to unicode and bytes.transform
> always bytes to bytes.
Which leaves the salient cases (MIME content transfer encodings) out
in the cold, although I guess
isn't too horrible.
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